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There is a wide range of normal hCG pregnancy hormone levels in early pregnancy. hCG is the abbreviation for "Human Chorionic Gonadotropin," also known as the "pregnancy hormone." This hormone begins to be produced by the placenta as soon as implantation happens about one week after fertilization and ovulation. hCG then continues to rise until about 10-12 weeks at which point it will stabilize or drop.
Many women wonder whether they have a normal hCG level or not.

· An hCG level below 5 mIU/ml is considered "not pregnant."
· An hCG level above 25 mIU/ml is considered "pregnant."
· An hCG level between 5-25 mIU/ml requires a follow-up test to confirm what it could be.
· At hCG levels in early pregnancy below 1,200 mIU/ml, the hCG usually doubles every 48-72 hours and it should normally increase by at least 60% every two days. 
· Between 1,200 and 6,000 mIU/ml serum hCG levels in early pregnancy, the hCG usually takes 72-96 hours to double.
· Above 6,000 mIU/ml, the hCG often takes over four or more days to double.
· After 9-10 weeks of the pregnancy hCG levels normally decrease.

What does it mean if the hCG is "slow rising"?